Saturday, January 10, 2015
“Esau said, Behold, I am about to die; so of what use then is the birthright to me?” (Genesis 25:32). There are at least two things wrong with Esau’s thinking at this point. First, he was hungry, not dying. But his perceived sense of urgency distorted his perspective and he made a foolish decision. Second, he failed to value something that should have been important to him. As heirs of Abraham, this birthright was much more than merely gaining possession of a few earthly goods. Esau traded a bowl of stew for the Promised Land and being in the lineage of the future Messiah.